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Spatial genetic analysis and long-term mark-recapture data demonstrate male-biased dispersal in a snake

Keogh, J Scott; Webb, Jonathon; Shine, Richard

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Dispersal is an important life-history trait, but it is notoriously difficult to study. The most powerful approach is to attack the problem with multiple independent sources of data. We integrated information from a 14-year demographic study with molecular data from five polymorphic microsatellite loci to test the prediction of male-biased dispersal in a common elapid species from eastern Australia, the small-eyed snake Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens. These snakes have a polygynous mating system...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27235
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0570

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